Service at the Arlington Church of the Brethren
Service in action is an important Brethren ideal. The Arlington congregation contributes to many local family, housing, and food assistance outreach efforts through financial contributions, by providing volunteers to local outreach efforts, and through church-organized service projects:
Members of the Church, with former pastor Jeff Payne, present a check for $2,000.00 to Habitat for Humanity in honor of the Church of the Brethren's 300th Anniversary.
The goal was to have enough money to buy 300 2x4's and nails. We surpassed that level with enough for 500 boards and 375 pounds of nails.
The "check" presented to Habitat for Humanity was designed by Jake Payne.
The Global View
Globally, the Church of the Brethren is a member of the World Council of Churches. The denomination contributes goods, services, and funds to global disaster relief efforts. Through Brethren Volunteer Service, the denomination provides volunteers in areas of conflict such as Northern Ireland and Bosnia, in Central and Latin America, and in the inner cities and rural areas of the United States. SERRV International, which provides fair trade opportunities for Third World artisans and Heifer International, were founded by the Church of the Brethren.
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